Ricoh and PriscoDigital sign national distribution agreement
Prisco’s large commercial print customer base gains affordable solutions for short-run color print jobs
MALVERN, PA, and NEWARK, NJ, September 24, 2014 – Ricoh Americas Corporation and PriscoDigital LLC, part of the Prisco organization, the leading graphic arts manufacturer and supplier of pressroom chemistry and process control equipment in North America, today announced that they have signed a national distribution agreement. With this deal, PriscoDigital’s commercial print customers in the U.S. can now take advantage of Ricoh’s full line of cutsheet digital production print solutions.
“At PriscoDigital, we are excited to provide our customers with Ricoh’s market-leading digital production print portfolio, which will enable them to offer short-turnaround color print services for personalized direct marketing, small business collaterals, transactional communications and other short-run color printing they couldn’t easily do cost-effectively in-house before,” said Steve Zunde, president of PriscoDigital. “We are confident that the Ricoh product range will be a perfect fit. With it, we will now have the most technologically advanced product portfolio, backed by superior sales and service support.”
Prisco has more than a century of experience in the graphic arts industry, with more than one hundred professionals across the U.S. in nine locations, including state-of-the-art R&D facilities. Equipped with Ricoh’s production print solutions, PriscoDigital now has a complete digital portfolio. It will begin reselling Ricoh’s full line of cutsheet devices starting on September 28. Ricoh will provide sales overlay support, systems analysis, systems integration and technical support, while PriscoDigital will provide expertise in applications, color management and training, as well as first-level after sale services.
“We believe that PriscoDigital is very well positioned in the commercial print marketplace,” said Tim Vellek, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Ricoh Americas Corporation. “By combining our best-in-class digital production print solutions and services with Prisco’s superior support and proven record of providing profitable solutions, we are giving commercial print customers – both current and future – an opportunity to benefit from the best of what both companies have to offer and ultimately grow their businesses.”
At GRAPH EXPO, attendees can visit Ricoh’s booth (#1931) for a hands-on experience with the full line of Ricoh solutions and the PriscoDigital booth (#3207) where the RICOH Pro C901s device will also be on display.
Prisco is the world's leading manufacturer and distributor of offset pressroom chemistry, coatings, adhesives, blankets, supply items and process control equipment. Headquartered in Newark, NJ, Prisco has provided quality products and superior support services to customers for over a century. PriscoDigital LLC focuses on providing innovative digital printing solutions from industry leading companies backed by the superior service, technical and customer support for which Prisco has always been known. PriscoDigital is proud to offer best-in-class technologies from Ricoh, HP Scitex, Esko, Caldera, Enfocus, Seal, Graphtec and other outstanding companies.
Ricoh is a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in about 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2014, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,236 billion yen (approx. 21.7 billion USD).
The majority of the company's revenue comes from products, solutions and services that improve the interaction between people and information. Ricoh also produces award-winning digital cameras and specialized industrial products. It is known for the quality of its technology, the exceptional standard of its customer service and sustainability initiatives.
Under its corporate tagline, imagine. change. Ricoh helps companies transform the way they work and harness the collective imagination of their employees.
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